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August 7 - August 11
Cornwall’s own surf and music festival takes place from Wednesday 7 – Sunday 11 August 2019 across two stunning sites, Fistral Beach for exhilarating international surf action and Watergate Bay for world-class live music and simply unbeatable views.
Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. The five-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – UK surfing mecca, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay.
Boardmasters has announced that Rudimental will headline the Land of Saints Stage on Saturday 10 August, with a special guest DJ set, joining the bill alongside already announced acts including headliners Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine and Foals plus The Wombats, Dizzee Rascal, Jorja Smith, Plan B and many more. Boardmasters has also revealed details of the BBC Music Introducing stage at The Netloft and announced more emerging acts for this year’s festival.
Explore a dazzling programme bursting with all things outdoor keeping you energised throughout your festival weekend. Share the stoke and immerse yourself in the world of learning to surf! SUP is an exciting alternative for water lovers to explore sheltered smugglers coves and coastal routes perfect for every mood; from exhilarating SUP adventures to relaxing sunset paddles. Explore the rugged Cornish coastline on an action-packed guided coasteering session, swimming into rocky coves and through exhilarating whitewater features, adventuring into hidden corners, and of course, leaping from our favourite jump spots. Experience scenic sea-kayaking gliding over turquoise waters to navigate Cornwall’s beautiful coastline. What better way to explore and immerse yourself in the wild Cornish coastline – it doesn’t matter if you walk, jog or run, there’s a home for everyone.
Boardmasters is bursting with all things holistic, healing and wholesome including yoga, outdoor adventure, workshops and much more; meaning you’ll stay refreshed and energised throughout your festival fun. With roots firmly embedded in legendary Cornish mermaid folklore, slow down and discover a world of mindfulness within the hidden walls of Zennor Haven. Perched high upon the rugged cliffs of Watergate Bay and boasting breath-taking views across the wild Atlantic Ocean, you’ll struggle to find a better setting to revitalise the mind, body and soul. Meander your way through an immersive world of wellness that includes gong baths and aerial yoga, creative workshops and life drawing, holistic massages and reflexology, plus wood-fired hot tubs and champagne sessions.
Sustainability and an awareness of the impact on the local environment and community have been part of Boardmasters ethos. They are building on the existing work they’ve been doing and introducing new initiatives in an aim to continually make Boardmasters one of the most environmentally conscious and low impact festivals in the market.